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How to Know if You're Ready to Lease a Car

couple shopping for a car Leasing has undergone a strong revival. But how do you know if you are ready to lease a new car? What timeline should you follow? Does leasing make sense for you if you have only bought new cars before? In 2014, one in four new vehicles was leased, according to data from Experian Automotive (via Automotive News). In the first five months of 2015, that number has jumped to 30 percent, according to figures from IHS Automotive. While there are ... continue reading»

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Summer's Best Car Deals

The 2015 Ford Fiesta When you’re in the market for a car, you can feel pressured to buy on a holiday weekend because carmakers typically offer great new car incentives and discounts around that time. If you missed buying a car over the July Fourth weekend, don’t worry. Car deals for the rest of July, and in some cases, the rest of the summer, are rolling out and there are some great new car deals available. Why are summer new car sales ... continue reading»

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10 Great Compact SUV Lease Deals this July

2015 Nissan Rogue Exterior If you're looking for great lease deals on a new SUV this July, compact SUVs are a good place to start. Many offer lots of space for rear-seat passengers and cargo, and compact SUVs typically cost less than their midsize and large rivals. The best lease deals aren't just available on affordable compact SUVs. Great leasing deals are available on luxury compact SUVs as well. Check out our roundup of these 10 great lease offers below. 2015 Buick ... continue reading»

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How Much Should You Spend on a Car?

2015 Honda Fit There’s no getting around it – cars are expensive. They’re starting to cost more and more, too. Kelley Blue Book reports that the average new car transaction price in June reached $33,340. That’s an increase of $209 from May and $821 from June 2014. The rising average price of a new car shows that consumers are willing to pay more and more for a new car. The question is, how much should you pay for a new ... continue reading»

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Why You Want a Lighter Car

The 2015 Ford F-150 lost weight Most Americans (nearly 70 percent, in fact) have some weight they need to lose, but we rarely think that our cars could stand to lose a few pounds as well. When a car is redesigned or introduced, automakers often tout the fact that the new model is lighter than the old one, or is lighter than most competitors. It’s not like cars can suffer from diabetes or heart disease as a result of being overweight, so why do carmakers ... continue reading»

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